Scentered Ritual Collection Aromatherapy Review

The power of scent is an amazing thing. Years ago when I was training to be a mental health nurse I studied aromatherapy, and how scented oils can make you alert, cheer you up and also calm you,  and it fascinated me. Plenty of research on the benefits of aromatherapy backs this up too. So when Scentered got in touch with me to review their aromatherapy balms I was keen to do it. This is an ad in collaboration with Scentered but as always, all opinions are my own. 

aromatherapy scents

Who are Scentered?

Scentered is a company founded by Lara Morgan who started the company to meet the needs of the eco-conscious consumer to help them mindfully transition their moods and emotions between work, travel, exercise, home and relaxation. Working in the hospitality industry Lara wanted a portable aromatherapy solution that was natural to work in harmony with the body, and so Scentered was born.

scentered set

The item I was sent was the Signature Ritual Collection. The Signature Ritual collection consists of five full-size balms that are called what they are meant to help with - Focus, De-Stress, Happy, Sleep-Well and Escape.  In a travel-sized bag, the Signature Ritual Collection is designed for you to take it with you when you are on the go, be it on your travels, or your daily work, shopping, collecting the kids from school life.


I liked the design of the travel bag and that all the scents were securely held in place, and the travel bag is eco-friendly too, being made of recycled water bottles - a genius idea!

All the balms are 100% natural and mess-free too. You apply the balm which felt light and moisturising to your pulse points like your wrists, your neck and your temples and let the effects of the natural aromatherapy wash over you.  Of course with any aromatherapy balms and oils, it's important to avoid contact with your eyes and lips and pregnant women should avoid taking them.

There are five balms in the set, so let me tell you a little about each one.

De-stress therapy balm. This balm is one to use when everything just seems too much. With a mix of chamomile, neroli and mandarin is a scent you can use when you want to feel calm and in control.

Sleep well therapy balm. This balm is made of chamomile to calm, lavender to aid sleep and a mix of other oils from geranium to ylang ylang.  What I really liked about this is that it wasn't overwhelming in fragrance, lavender can be strong in fragrance but it didn't overpower everything. I am definitely going to try this at night to aid sleep. 

Focus therapy balm. This was the first one I tried as I felt I needed the focus to do my work from home. A light smell of herbs, this balm has rosemary to increase alertness and boost memory, clary sage which relieves mental fatigue and mint which is said to stimulate mental activity. I managed to focus on my article and get it done. Whether that was down to using the balm I really don't know but I did get my work done!

Happy therapy balm. The happy therapy balm has a lovely lemony scent. This balm is made up of grapefruit that is said to lift your spirits, lemon myrtle for energy and spearmint to bring positive energy. It is a great scent and I think did make me feel a little more upbeat and that can only be a good thing with the world it is at the moment.

Escape therapy balm. The last balm is called escape to use when you want to escape the realities of everyday life. With oud, frankincense and sandalwood, this distinctive fragrance is perfect for when you need to focus on 'me time'. 

My thoughts


I wasn't quite sure what to expect with the balms but they smelled great and weren't overpowering which I was pleased about. My two personal favourites were the 'Happy' balm and the 'Sleep Well' balm. I adore the smell of grapefruit and lemon in the 'Happy' balm and the predominantly lavender fragrance in the 'Sleep Well' balm really seemed to soothe and relax me. 

My mood could really do with a boost at the moment, and in conjunction with some light exercise which destresses me, getting out in the sunshine more and watching more comedy on TV, I am going to use the 'Happy' balm to try and boost my mood and the 'Destress' balm when everything feels too much!

The power of fragrance is an amazing thing. Let me know, would you try the Scentered Ritual Collection? What effect does fragrance have on your wellbeing?



  1. My mood needs a boost, may get this set, thanks

  2. I love the smell of lavender. The sleep well balm sounds lovely.

  3. I love the sound of this ritual set, it sounds like the perfect getaway kit for holidays or a relaxing weekend away! Cecilia K x

  4. I love the look of these, perfect for popping in your handbag when ever you need a little boost.